Excenevex, Lac Leman
Car is not necessary
About Les Gets
Chalet Cofis is located in a quiet and safe area of Les Gets called Les Pesses. You can see below on the map in section G4 how close the Chalet is to the ski slopes, lifts and the village centre. From the Chalet door it is only 100 metres to the Perrier Express Six Man Chairlift that takes you up to the Les Gets bowl which is linked to the whole area with a good selection of Blue, Red and Black runs. If you want to ski back to the Chalet then you can take either a red run from the top called Melezes or take the blue run down to La Turche and cut across onto the last section of the red Melezes run. To get to the village centre and the main Chavannes lift which is where most of the ski schools meet, it takes ten minutes walking, or you can hop on the free bus that stops just at the end of the road and goes direct to the centre taking just 2 minutes. In the evening if you want to venture out for an Aprés beer or two, you need to walk as the bus stops around 6pm. If you have young children or need extra assistance then we have a minibus which we can use to run you around.
Activities near Les Gets
With Lake Geneva on one side and Mont Blanc on the other, Les Gets (1172m – 2002m) retains its Savoyard mountain village soul and its heritage that brims with historic and cultural riches. The name of the village refers to the channels (gittes or giettes in the local dialect) in the forests which were used to send logs rapidly down the hillside during logging work. Les Getois (the locals) retain a deeply-held love for their Savoyard heritage and this makes Les Gets such a uniquely attractive and friendly place to visit.
Les Gets opened its first chairlift in 1938 and started to develop tourism . The French Ski School ESF originated in Les Gets with its first ski school opening here in 1940. The quality and diversity of the skiing in Les Gets is enough to bring a smile to anyone’s face. With its Family Fun attitude, children are treated like kings in Les Gets! And thanks to its wonderful location, access to the rest of the Portes du Soleil couldn’t be easier – or quicker.
The Grand Cry Territory in Les Gets is a ski and play area themed on native American Indians. It features two slopes with raised bends and a series of bumps. There are friendly ‘native-entertainers’ who offer to face-paint all young visitors and a Wigwam with traditional games and music.
In Les Gets, skiers set off from the heart of the village for treelined slopes and snow meadows with sumptuous views and panoramas to take your breath away. Whether you’re an advanced skier or a beginner, in Les Gets you’ll have all the fun you could ever want, and all space you need, to let your skis run and run.
|Local sports activities
On-site: Mountain biking, Skiing, Walking
Within 15 minutes: Swimming, Horse riding, Climbing, Sports centre, Cycling, Golf, Tennis
Within 45 minutes: Beach, Boat hire, Wind surfing, Sailing, Fishing, Flying, Scuba, Water Skiing
|Local leisure activities
Within 15 minutes: Food shop, Cinema, Restaurant, Museum, Shopping, Historic site
Within 45 minutes: Theme park, Zoo
||Cycling holiday, Good night life, Sight-seeing, Ski Holidays, Summer holidays, Walking holiday, Winter sun break